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Welcoming, caring, and impressively qualified

Ruth Washburn is extremely proud of our staff. Together, our staff has over 150 years of combined experience in Early Childhood. Ongoing training and opportunities to explore new directions for their teaching experience are encouraged and supportive. Our low student to teacher ratio allows our teachers to full engage in your child’s learning and develop a positive and lasting relationship with your child and your family.

Our staff’s dedication to the school and the families it serves helps Ruth Washburn consistently receive community recognition as a leading preschool in the area.

 

Sarah Arguello

Explorers Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2016

Sarah has earned her Early Childhood Professional level 1 Credential

 

Karen Brown

Middle 3s Assistant Teacher

Employment at RW began in 1993

Karen holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education

 

Britnni Caldwell

Middle 4s Teacher, Older 4s Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2016

Britnni holds Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies

 

Mary Jean Coyne

Older 3s Teacher

Employment at RW began in 1999

Mary Jean holds a Bachelors in Youth Work

 

Winona Entwisle

Front Office Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2014

Winona holds a Bachelors in Anthropology and minored in Women’s Studies

 

Jen Filonowich

Executive Director

Employment at RW began in 2011

Jen holds a Bachelors in Business Management

 

Lori Goodwin

Older 2s Assistant Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2014

Lori is interested in pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education

 

Sheli Gray

Young 4s Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2015

Sheli holds a Bachelors in Nutrition Science

 

Stacy Holmes

Education Director

Employment at RW began in 1999

Stacy holds an AAS in Computer Technology Information

 

Sukie Jackson

Outdoor Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2002

Sukie holds a Bachelors in English Literature and Elementary Education Credential

 

Karen Jones

Young 3s and Outdoor Class Assistant Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2011

Karen holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education

 

Cecelia Lingle

Young 5s Teacher

Employment at RW began in 1997

Cecelia holds a Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors in Recreation

 

Kristi Maida

Young 4s Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2014

Kristi holds a Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a minor in Sociology and a

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Sunshine Parker

Mixed Age Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2016

Sunshine has earned credits in early childhood education

 

Katherine Rogers

Older 2s Teacher, Explorers Assistant, Middle 4s Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2016

Katherine has earned her Early Childhood Professional level 3 certificate

 

Chris Rosas

Supervisor of Explorers

Employment at RW began in 2007

Chris holds an AAS in Early Childhood Education

 

Stephanie Saxon

Older 3s Assistant, Young 5s Assistant, Explorers Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2015

Stephanie has pursued courses in education

 

Kristin Schoonveld

Middle 3s Teacher

Employment at RW began in 2003

Kristin holds a Bachelors in Range Ecology and Elementary Education Credential

 

Jordan Womochil

Young 3s Teacher, Older 4s Teacher, Young 5s Assistant

Employment at RW began in 2013

Jordan has finished the coursework for Director Certification for Early Childhood Education.